#ygkChallenge: Show Appreciation

Appreciation, ygk challengeWelcome to Kingstonist’s weekly challenge, dare, resolution or whatever you prefer to call it. Each week we establish a new and ambitious community goal, encouraging our readers, followers, friends and families to step out of their comfort zones and do something great, and hopefully a little out of the ordinary. Consider this your official and personal invitation to join us in completing a small but meaningful achievement. By taking part in this community-wide initiative, we hope to make Kingston a slightly better place to live, work and play. And of course, we also hope that you will feel proud of your contribution and achievement.

This week’s challenge encourages you to:

Tell someone they’ve done a great job. We as a society love to complain. I know this is a huge generalization but I think we all do it to a certain degree.  When things don’t go our way, service is lackluster or something is just plain wrong, we get frustrated.  With the world at our fingertips via social media and the internet in general, it’s easy to air our grievances to everyone we know – and don’t know.  On the other hand, when things go right, when service is great, when a trip goes smoothly, we sometimes don’t take the time to be thankful for that and praise the person or people responsible for our happiness.  This week we challenge you to make the effort to give credit where it’s due.  If you receive excellent service while at a restaurant or store, tell the person or their manager.  Tell your friends on Facebook or Twitter or heck, tell us right here in the comment section.  Let’s spend less time complaining and more time expressing our appreciation to those responsible.

Sign up and commit to completing this week’s challenge by commenting below with an “I’m in“, “challenge accepted“, “en garde” or something along those lines. Further, help us spread the word via Twitter and Facebook by using the hashtag: #ygkchallenge. As you work towards completing this week’s task, please feel free to lend others a helping hand by providing tips on how you achieved success.

Thanks to Jen Collins for today’s photo.

Danielle Lennon

Danielle Lennon is Kingstonist's Co-Founder. She was the Editor, Community Event Coordinator and Contributor at-large (2008-2018). She is otherwise employed as a section violinist with the Kingston Symphony, violin teacher, studio musician and cat lover. Learn more about Danielle...

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